Now this craft I thought would be super easy and cheap... it tested my patience and was not as cheap as I thought! Although, once I saw the finished product I was in love! My sister and I are now thinking this could be a possible side business for Etsy :)
I found the idea on Pinterest of course... but I didn't notice how small it actually was in the photo of inspiration. The article said it used wire reinforced clothesline. When I went to Lowe's it didn't look or feel stiff enough to hold the letters in place. SO I asked one of the helpful workers what kind of wire I should use. We walked over to the wall of wire and I picked one out... $1.12 a foot. I thought 4 yards would be enough to make 4 words. Not so much... I used all 12 feet to make Winston's name! I molded his name which wasn't too hard. The worst part was trying to remember how to make cursive letters!
I found this awesome yarn at JoAnne's. I liked that it was flat so it would cover more and that the colors changed. It was about $5 for a bundle (or whatever you call it). I think it worked really well, so I would definitely use it again.
I also used a hot glue gun to secure the ends and put a dot every so often to keep the yarn in place. I love the way it turned out so my brother found some electrical wire in his basement and we made more :)
Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty relaxing! You can make the letters however you want... SO GET CRAFTY!